Biden Administration Officials Sued by Arizona AG Over Immigration Executive Orders

The office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is filing a lawsuit against White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials over allegedly harmful immigration orders, and is now asking a court to void President Joe Biden’s executive actions to halt the construction of the border wall and reversing the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Brnovich is arguing in court (pdf) that those orders have violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies like the DHS to weigh environmental considerations before taking any significant federal action. The DHS and federal officials, however, did not provide environmental impact statements or environmental assessments after the agency stopped construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and started permitting entry to illegal immigrants after ending the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Remain in Mexico policy that was started under the Trump administration, according to Brnovich’s office. “It’s the pinnacle of hypocrisy for the Biden …

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